July 3, 2014

Last Minute 4th of July Treat: Easy Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Pops



Marshmallows are perfect for any occasion. It's a well known fact (trust). So when the fabulously creative Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie sent me this patriot red, white and blue Marshmallow recipe for Bird's Party Magazine, I knew she was onto a winner!

They look awesome, don't they?! Plus, are super quick and easy to make, and you could even set up a Marshmallow Bar at your 4th of July Party with all the ingredients, and get guests having fun making their own pops -  A sweet treat that doubles as party activity too?! Score!! ;)





4th of July Marshmallow Pops

These festive and yummy marshmallows pops take mere minutes to make. The sparkly red, white and blue will make a sweet addition to your 4th of July celebration. 

Ingredients:

* Marshmallows
* Toothpicks
* Cup of water 
* Paper towels
* Red, white and blue sprinkles or sanding sugar
Paper straws or lollipop sticks
* Vegetable shortening (optional)
* Wax paper
* Styrofoam block (optional, but preferred)

Find the party straws here.






Directions:

Skewer a marshmallow with a toothpick. Holding the toothpick, quickly submerge the marshmallow in the cup of water, remove, and dab the excess water on a paper towel. 

Immediately hold the marshmallow over a bowl and sprinkle generously with red, white or blue sprinkles until the marshmallow is completely coated. Rest on a piece of wax paper or prop in the Styrofoam block. 

Repeat with the rest of your marshmallows so you have an equal number of red, white and blue. 

When the marshmallows are dry to the touch, assemble them on your straws or sticks. For best results, dab a paper towel in vegetable shortening and lightly cover the top 3 inches of the straw or stick with the shortening. 

Poke the straw or stick through a blue marshmallow completely, then a white marshmallow and top with a red. Prop in the Styrofoam block to fully dry and serve. 

Make ahead tip: Prepare the marshmallow pops up to two days ahead. Let dry and store in a single layer in a seal-able container. 
 




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